• Coco de mer London
  • Taking its name from the rare palm seed that resembles the female form Coco de Mer is a departure from the seedy sex shops of yesteryear, bringing erotica into luxurious and stylish arena. The store was founded in 2001 by Sam Roddick, daughter of the late Anita Roddick, who was the brains behind the successful Body Shop chain. Incorporating the elder Roddick’s policy on being natural and eco-friendly, Coco de Mer offers massage oils made from… More info
    23 Monmouth St, London, WC2H 9DD
  • Tim bryars ltd. London
  • Located on Covent Garden’s Cecil Court – a bastion of London’s antiquarian book trade – Tim Bryars Ltd. deals in an array of rare maps, atlases and prints whose provenances span a period of some 500 years. Bearing in mind Christopher Columbus discovered America in 1492, that means that some of the original maps on sale at Tim Bryars date all the way back to the epic age of global exploration. Understandably, given the age and rarity of some of… More info
    8 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4HE
  • Koenig books London
  • As Europe’s largest independent bookseller, it is only natural that Koenig Books should have a branch on the famous literary thoroughfare of Charing Cross Road. Opened in 2006, the bookstore is one of London’s greatest resources for art books with a special emphasis on photography. Split over two levels, the sleek shop is a photographer’s dream. On the ground floor, the beautiful books are done justice with careful presentation that allows them… More info
    80 Charing Cross Rd, London, WC2H 0BB
  • Natalie galustian rare books London
  • Located in Cecil Court, Natalie Galustian Rare Books is slap-bang in the middle of London’s world of antiquarian booksellers. Just a block from Leicester Square, this is where book collectors roam. According to its eponymous owner, the small gallery-like space is all about promoting – with great passion – the kinds of books that you won’t find in your average bookstore. That means old, secondhand finds along with pristine first editions on… More info
    22 Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4HE
  • Magma London
  • Magma was founded in 2000, after owners Marc Valli and Montse Ortuno saw a gap in the independent retail scene. They promptly filled it with their clever, well-directed visual arts bookshop, the first location opening that the Seven-Dials intersection in Covent Garden. Now in two more locations across the city, Magma attracts Barbican architects, Clerkenwell ad-execs and Covent Garden creatives with its blend of contemporary, design-themed wares… More info
    29 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AP
  • Neal's yard dairy London
  • Walking into a Neal’s Yard Dairy shop, the first thing that becomes apparent is the passion for the produce. Established in 1979, it is this infectious love for cheese that has led to Neal’s Yard Dairy achieving institution status in the world of cheese. With locations in Covent Garden and Borough Market, as well as new maturing rooms hidden beneath railway arches in Bermondsey, London’s lovers of Cheddar, Gloucester, and Wensleydale are well… More info
    17 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9AT
  • Do shop London
  • Talk to Luca, one half of the ownership team behind Do Shop, and he’ll confidently tell you that there are four things a product must have to feature in his store: Beauty, Functionality, Simplicity, and Uniqueness. Sound like a lot? Well, judging by Do Shop’s charming array of LZF lighting and Alessandro Zambelli kitchenware they’re certainly looking in the right places. Set in a quiet corner of Covent Garden, Do Shop stocks a mixture of… More info
    34 Shorts Gardens, London, WC2H 9PX
  • Magma London
  • Magma was founded in 2000, by owners Marc Valli and Montse Ortuno after they realised that Magma was just what the independent retail scene was lacking. Opening their flagship store on the Seven-Dials intersection in Covent Garden they have since expanded their mini monopoly, now with three stores in London and one in Manchester. Just around the corner from the original store you can find their much loved gift shop. Posters, photography books… More info
    16 Earlham St, London, WC2H 9LN
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